The Enchanted Forest - Melodies Of Japan

February 27, 1990 | Format: MP3

$9.99
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4:13
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4:09
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: February 14, 1990
  • Release Date: February 27, 1990
  • Label: RCA Classics
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  • Total Length: 54:29
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  • ASIN: B001BHSXMS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #110,725 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Stephen A. Haines HALL OF FAME on February 11, 2001
Format: Audio CD
It's unfair, i suppose, to rank one person's performance against another's, but having acquired this CD and Rampal's equivalent and nearly the same time makes it unavoidable. Galway is a wonderful flautist, but, as with some orchestra conductors, some genres are fit into better than others. When Galway plays Irish music, he's unexcelled. If he plays European classical, he's among the top performers. Here, in a Japanese environment, he seems a bit lost. Perhaps the mists slipping through the forested mountains of Japan have a quality unmatched by the oceanic fogs of Galway or Normandy. Something is lacking in these performances, a quality that Galway seems to be seeking without quite achieving it. Perhaps those who've never heard the Rampal Sakura are justified in their praise of this CD, but my ears can't grant the full five stars for this. If you have the opportunity to make the comparison, do so, and judge for yourself.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By "hirofantv" on May 18, 2002
Format: Audio CD
I don't DISLIKE this cd, but really it is a poor interpretation of Japanese flute music. It sounds more like an uninspired Enya clone than traditional Japanese music. No matter how many times I listened to it, it never could really interest me enough to be more of my life than another cd in my scrapped CD's pile.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kari on November 25, 2000
Format: Audio CD
I discovered this at the library and, after about a dozen or so check-outs and renewals, finally bought my own copy. I listen to it while reading, when I have dinner guests, and as background music at the office. All ages will enjoy Galway's lyrical Japanese arrangements.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daniel G. Berk on August 2, 2000
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At first blush, this would appear to be an odd combination, an Irish flautist, Japanese melodies, and a synthesizer; but boy does it work well! It rates a 10 on the scale of beautiful music and performance. There is a quiet calmness to Galway's renditions that should be able to soothe the most frayed of nerve endings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Thomas P. Mcauliffe on February 5, 2008
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Quiet, relaxing , pleasant, interesting, and a treat to the ear.This is my first Galway cd, and I'm impressed with it, I will probably be buying more.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gordon Kilgore on October 22, 2005
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I would not rate this the very best James Galway CD but it does contain the best song I have heard him play. Cut #3, Nakasendo (The Old Road) is worth the price of the CD alone. While Hietsuki Bushi (Love Song) and Song of the Deep Forest are also excellent, I never tire of listening to The Old Road. Hiro Fujikake on synthesizers combined with the flute of James Galway makes this a very pleasing collection of music.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 26, 2000
Format: Audio CD
"Enchanted" is the perfect word to describe this cd. I'm amazed to be the first person to review it. We have listened to this cd since 1990, and I still love it and never grow tired of the melodies. If you want to relax and be transported to a beautiful place, listen to this magical cd!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andrea Dunagan on May 10, 2002
Format: Audio CD
no need to compare rampal to galway,, two masters here, and on this cd, galway continues to demonstrate his tremendous talent and world wide appeal. without rampal , he is now the worlds greatest flautist , period
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